Physics in and Through Cosmology

Physics In and Through Cosmology Workshop 2020

Nobel Prize Winners George Smoot and Saul Perlmutter are seeking students for the 14th annual summer workshop for high school students and teachers, presented by the Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and QuarkNet.

The Physics in and Through Cosmology Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory adjacent to the University of California Berkeley Campus beginning June 29 and ending July 24. This year's program will all be done remotely and spread over 4 weeks entailing 6-8 hours in the afternoon per week.

The workshop is designed for highly motivated high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The format this year will all be done remotely, allowing students to attend lectures and work in small groups under the guidance of master teachers and researchers at the lab. The ideal student applicant will have completed Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Chemistry and have completed or will be taking upper division Physics or AP Physics next year.

Every student will increase their knowledge of particle physics, the history, structure, and fate of the universe, and learn about dark matter and dark energy. Top scientific investigators will examine how they use the basic principles of physics to discover the wonders of our universe. Prior knowledge of particle physics and cosmology is not necessary.

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What to expect:

  • Meet and hear detailed talks by young scientists working on the frontiers of international physics research.
  • Virtually tour international research facilities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Learn physics principles through creating videos about current research in Physics
  • Build relationships with talented high school student colleagues from around the SF Bay Area.
  • Receive recognition for your accomplishments that can be used in college applications.
  • Become immersed in the world of science and technology few high school students experience.